That’s right. It is that time of year again. The year we all sit down and start developing our New Years resolutions. Joy!
Have you decided what you are putting on your resolution list this year? Started your goal setting for 2012? Alright, we know. It isn’t New Years yet, but why not prepare yourself for it?
Your actual resolution will vary on your own personal preferences. Habits you really want to kick to the curb in 2012. Sure, it is hard, real hard, but it can be done.
New Years Resolution Ideas
This year, let’s make it a hundred times easier and think of some great New Years resolution ideas. There are so many options that it could be anything you dream of.
We know how hard it can be, we’ve all been there. We set our goals, put our minds around it, but the moment January 2nd hits, it seems those resolutions have disappeared. Let’s not have that happen this year, and start putting together your New Years resolution ideas now!
The worst thing you can do is be unrealistic. Do not make a resolution something that is excessively hard to stick to. The harder it is, the harder it is to do. One of the most popular resolutions is to quit smoking. Instead of just saying, alright I am going to quit smoking, develop a plan of action. Determine how you are going to do this.
Set landmarks for your success, so you feel successful.
Week two, cut your daily smoking intake in half, again. Now your body is becoming use to less and less amounts of nicotine.
Week three, cut your daily smoking intake in half, AGAIN! You are doing awesome.
Week four, cut your daily smoking intake out.
You have now given your body the opportunity to become use to less smoking, meaning the withdrawals are much less and less stressful on you.
Just because it is a New Years resolution doesn’t mean it will happen over night. Work into your resolution. Be smart and use goal setting. The more goals you have the better. Cutting back is a giant leap from cutting out cold turkey and going back to in the very near future.
Keep It Going
No matter how hard things get, keep going. You’ve already made it this far, why give up now? The harder you push yourself, the more successful you are going to feel when you meet your goal. Everyone loves doing something successfully, so why not make your resolution a success. It is easier then you think if you keep pushing yourself and surrounding yourself with others who are just as supportive. Yes, you will need a support system or it gets harder. If people don’t support you, your likelihood of success is cut in half.
By not giving up, you will also develop a great feeling of self worth. You owe it to yourself to be successful. Know you did it, and you’ll feel great about it.
Take Control of YOUR Life & Resolutions
Don’t let others pick your New Years resolution goals. This is something you should decide for yourself. Don’t pick your New Years resolution for 2012 based on what others are doing. Do something you want to do. When you are doing something you want to do, you are more likely to succeed at it. Resolutions are supposed to be about you, not everyone else. Take control of your life now and keep control of it all year long. Sticking to your resolutions and not worrying about others is key. The more you worry about everyone else, the less you focus on your own. Make this your resolution, no one else’s.
There are so many things that you could think of for your 2012 New Years resolution. Jot them down. Find the ones you feel you’ll be best at, and do it. Set several resolutions to occur throughout the year. They don’t all have to happen at the very beginning of the year. Spread them out. The less you do at once, the less overwhelming it is.
Personal and Family New Year’s Resolution Ideas
Some people choose to make personal New Year’s resolutions either to better themselves or to help family and friends; some personal New Year’s resolutions may include:
- Making more time for family
- Keeping in touch with friends more
- Losing weight
- Exercising more
- Eating a more healthy diet
- Relaxing more
- Giving up smoking/drinking
- Helping family more
- Learning something new
- Saving more money
- Reducing loans and debts.
Career and Business New Year’s Resolution Ideas
Some people are focused on making new career and business resolutions for the New Year; career and business New Year’s resolutions may include:
- Learning how to set up a new business
- Learning how to promote a business on the web
- Taking a degree course
- Be more effective in business communications
- Being a better manager.
Helping Others Through New Year’s Resolution Ideas
Resolutions for the New Year don’t have to be just about oneself, family and business; New Year’s resolutions may include:
- Becoming a volunteer for a local organization or charity
- Becoming a sponsor/mentor for a young person/recovery addict
- Making regular contributions to a world wide charity
- Being more environmentally aware
- Recycling more products
- Reducing carbon footprints
- Helping a neighbor in need.
Enjoy your New Years, have fun and be safe! This is your year to shine, so shine bright and make all your 2012 New Years resolutions a huge success!